From the Dulcimer Players News, November 2002 - January 2003 issue, Neal Walters (reviewer) wrote:
"Randy Clepper is a multi-instrumentalist from the Columbus, OH area and his debut release, Within a Mile, is a wonderful recording of mostly Irish/Celtic tunes with a sprinkling of one Chinese folk tune, one Belgian tune, and one original. Randy plays hammered dulcimer, cittern, whistles, strum stick and guitar. Randy plays all the instruments except the djembe which he leaves to Steve Harris. His hammered dulcimer and whistle playing are melodically prominent but his cittern and guitar playing are equally appealing and really bring the tunes to life. His dulcimer playing is strong and confident and he has a nice way of letting the instrument "breathe" using variations in both tempo and volume to great effect. His arrangements sparkle with originality -- his solo version of Si Bheag Si Mhor is magnificent -- and he has a way of weaving the various tonalities, textures and rhythms of his instruments to belie the fact that he's playing them all himself. Tunes include the Chanter's Tune, The Butterfly, Within a Mile of Dublin/Wind that Shakes the Barley, Gander in the Pratie Hole, Cooley's Reel, Jasmine Flower and Erin's Smile."
(used by permission)